To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Words Flashcard Example #53600

assuaged
to ease or satisfy; make less severe
apothecary
druggist; pharmacist
strictures
strict advice
dictum
an authoritative pronouncement
taciturn
habitually quiet, uncommunicative
unsullied
unsoiled, not dirtied
epic
heroic
repertoire
assortment of skills
vapid
lacking interest; flat
malevolent
evil
beadle
a town constable or minor official
foray
a sudden military advance; a venturing out
indigenous
native to
entailment
an amount of money that is legally set aside for one purpose
mortification
embarassment
sojourn
stay
expounding
seriously explaining
erratic
uneven, unpredictable
iniquities
sins
contemptuous
hateful and disrespectful
contentious
argumentative
expansively
talkatively
misdemeanor
a minor crime
disapprobation
disapproval
severed
cut off
auspicious
marked by success; favorable
palette
a range of colors, usually of paints on a hand-held mixing board
melancholy
extremely sad
quelling
calming down
benign
harmless, not evil
tacit
unspoken but agreed upon and understood
magisterial
royal, majestic
cordiality
friendliness, hospitality
inquisitive
curious
asinine
stupid
gaped
stared with mouth hanging open
quibbling
arguing over trivial matters
malignant
evil, harmful
perpetual
never-ending
aberrations
departures from the normal or expected
touchous
sensitive, easily irritated
bade
(past tense of “bid”) ordered
quelled
stopped, ended, put out
perplexity
confusion
inordinately
exceeding reasonable limits
ingenuous
unsophisticated
guilelessness
plain, open honesty, without any tricks
mortify
to embarrass
obstreperous
noisily defiant
invective
angry, abusive, complaining language
tartly
sharply
articulate
speaking clearly
jubilantly
joyfully and triumphantly
livid
extremely angry
philippic
a verbal denunciation characterized by invective
rectitude
moral properness
tirade
angry flow of words
undulate
to move in waves
propensities
inclinations to something
cantankerous
cranky and argumentative

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